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Light Up Volusia
The Ocean Center will host the eighth annual Light Up Volusia from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, on the east plaza of the convention center. The public is invited to kick off the holiday season with this free, fun-filled holiday event. Highlights include a live performance by country music artist Kaleb Lee, the lighting of a 50-foot holiday tree at 7:15 p.m., the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, holiday refreshments, children’s activities, holiday showcases and a gingerbread house competition.
Additional entertainment includes Linda Cole, Mike Leone, the Sunshine Mafia, a stilt walker, the Snow Sisters (Elsa and Anna), the Grinch, face painters, balloon artists, caricatures, a photo booth with souvenir pictures and more.
A community showcase will include Ace Gymnastics, Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company/Mai Tai Bar, Daytona Lagoon, Joe’s Crab Shack, Peabody Auditorium, Ponce de Leon Inlet Light House, Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop, Sloppy Joe’s, Rocket Fizz, One Daytona, LandShark Bar & Grill and Sky Zone.
Attendance to the event is free. For more information, call 386-254-4500 or visit www.oceancenter.com/lightupvolusia.
Florida Holiday Challenge
JVC Tournaments will host its 2018-2019 opening season volleyball tournament Dec. 7 through 9 at the Ocean Center. Passes are available for purchase online or the day of the event at the door. An All Tournament Pass can be purchased for $18 in advance or $25 day of; a single day pass can be purchased for $10 in advance or $15 day of. Children 10 and under are admitted free of charge. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://jvctournaments.com/FLHolidayChallenge
Fur Ball to benefit Halifax Humane Society
The ninth annual Fur Ball Gala to benefit the Halifax Humane Society will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Ocean Center's ballroom. Guests will enjoy dinner, music, an auction and chocolate lounge. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $125 for VIP entry, which includes an invitation to the VIP Red Carpet Reception from 6 to 7 p.m., complimentary valet parking, plated dinner, three drink tickets and priority access to the chocolate lounge experience. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HHSFurBall.org.